Category Archives for Business Planning

Entrepreneurial Advice for 2020

As you’re wrapping up 2019, it’s always good to think about what you can do differently in the new year. While it’s easy to look at fine-tuning your marketing strategy or training your sales staff on the newest ways to close the deal, sometimes all it takes is the right piece of advice to spark […]

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Setting Professional Goals and Sticking to Them

It’s easy to think about professional goals in an abstract sense, especially when a current career situation leaves us feeling stagnant, stuck, or undervalued at work. But what happens when it’s time to meet and exceed these goals? Without the right approach and mindset, your efforts could fall flat. Goal-setting strategies and the methods needed […]

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Making The Most of Open Enrollment

Your HR department and your employees have been waiting and preparing for open enrollment for a year — and now it’s finally here. This is your organization’s chance to show how much you value your workforce and want to contribute to their overall wellbeing. The better they understand their benefits packages choices, the higher their […]

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Track These KPIs to Find the Financial Health of Your Business

Your business is rolling along, you seem to be making a profit, and it feels like you’re growing. That’s all great news — but it doesn’t necessarily mean that your business is in good financial health. Certain key performance indicators (KPIs) are quantifiable, and these are the metrics you need to gauge the true success […]

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Getting the most out of your coaching sessions

There was once a time that business and executive coaching was reserved for the top-tier of C-suite members or the presidents of multi-million dollar brands, but in recent years it’s been difficult to dismiss the value of coaching for entrepreneurs from all walks of life. The benefits of coaching have been proven time and again, […]

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The Alexander Group Combined Board Meeting, 2018

On December 12, 2018 we combined monthly peer boards 501, 403, and 404 into one board meeting.  The event featured some outside speakers as well as service awards to celebrate significant member milestones.  The program was followed by a holiday celebration of a great 2018 for The Alexander Group and for our members.

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Five Things Business Owners Should Do Before The End Of The Year

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash There are plenty of things savvy business owners should do before year’s end: set goals for next year, thank employees for their contributions, conduct year-end reviews, plan the company Christmas party… the list is long. But you’d better add tax planning too!

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AxleBoy Automotive and The Alexander Group, A Case Study

Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy Automotive has been working with The Alexander Group as a peer board member and business coaching client since 2010. He credits the relationship with helping his business grow and thrive. 

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Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Not Having a Succession Plan or Exit Strategy (And Not Knowing the Difference Between the Two)

In our continuing series about the biggest mistakes we see from business owners, The Alexander Group takes a look at the failure of some business owners to hold themselves accountable. There are ways to escape those personal, protective bubbles to help ensure the owner makes the smartest decisions possible—reaching beyond the expertise of only themselves. […]

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Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Failing to Allocate Time for Life Beyond Business

In our continuing series about the biggest mistakes we see from business owners, The Alexander Group takes a look at the failure of some business owners to hold themselves accountable. There are ways to escape those personal, protective bubbles to help ensure the owner makes the smartest decisions possible—reaching beyond the expertise of only themselves. […]

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